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Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Charlton Church Of England Primary School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-2058-88S
  • Posted:30/11/2023
  • Pay:£22,278.00 - £22,507.00 pro rata
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:04/01/2024 at 13:00
  • Interviews:Monday 8th January 2023


We are looking for an experienced, caring, committed and enthusiastic teaching assistant who has recent experience of working with children in a primary school.

The role involves supporting both individuals and groups and so the successful candidate must have the skills needed to engage children in effective learning, as well as good behaviour management skills.

The successful candidate should hold qualifications in English and maths at GCSE grade C or above although for the right candidate this can be flexible.

 You will need to be able to work both under the direction of the class teacher as well as use your own initiative, be self-motivated, well-organised, flexible, patient and a good communicator.

You will be joining a friendly and dedicated team who are committed to providing every child with the support and opportunities they need to progress in their learning. A willingness to support the Christian ethos and to contribute to the wider life of the school is very important. 

This is a permanent term-time only contract. The hours are Monday to Friday 8.30am to 3.30pm. This includes half an hour unpaid lunch and lunch supervision.

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged. Please phone the school office on 01304 201275 to make an appointment.

We review applications as they come in and may interview suitable applicants before the interview date. If we appoint before the closing date, we will withdraw the job advert. 

All applications must be made via the Kent Teach website. Please ensure email addresses are provided for referees.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references. Shortlisted candidates will also be subject to an online check.

Please click on the link to see our school polices which includes our Child Protection Policy and Whistleblowing Policy.


Information about the school

Charlton CE Primary School is a good school (Ofsted 2023) and an outstanding Church school (SIAMS).

We are part of Aquila, The Diocese of Canterbury Academies Trust (www.aquilatrust.co.uk). We are a very popular, happy and caring school community, located in the heart of Dover, with 208 lovely children in 7 classes. Each class has a teaching assistant as well as additional support staff available to meet the needs of all children. We are very much a school family with a Christian ethos and high standards of behaviour and work.

Ofsted November 2023. ''Pupils behave exceptionally well and treat each other with kindness. The school has a very inclusive culture. Leaders at all levels are tireless in their ambition to support every child to fulfil their aspirations. Pupils are enthusiastic and exceptionally focused learners''

The staff team are innovative, dedicated and creative. We are committed to equipping and preparing our children for a bright future.

Charlton C E Primary School is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other relevant employment checks, online recruitment checks and overseas criminal background checks, where applicable. All new trustees, employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01304 219238


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.